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Register Today: Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House - 5-23-2017

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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

(In cooperation with Water Infrastructure Awareness Day)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9 AM - 11:45 AM (Water Infrastructure Awareness Day begins at 11:45 AM)

 Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals will meet with  Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 23, 2017. 

 

 

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members will gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations.  These organizations co-sponsor the day:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)
  • And several other groups

We arrange for meetings with our members’ Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where our members live and vote.  

 

Download the 2017 Issue Briefing Sheets  (available soon) for background on the issues.

 

Advance Briefing Sessions: in-person at The Engineering Center or by conference call:

Thursday, May 18,  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday, May 19, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, May 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

 

 

May 23 Schedule:

 

9:00 - 9:20 AM Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials at the Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 
9:20 AM - 10:15 AM

Issue Briefing and Briefing with a Legislator (to be announced.

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 

10:15 (Senate) and 11:15 AM (House) Scheduled meetings with your state legislators at the State House
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Water Infrastructure Awareness Day - Be sure to register for this if you can stay, or return any follow up materials and return to your office


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Briefing sheets from 2016

 

 

Additional Resource Materials: From 2016

 

 

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017,  ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations.  These organizations co-sponsor the day:

 

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)

Massachusetts Highway Association and MMA Policy Committee on Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities.

 

We arrange for meetings with our members’  Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where our members live and vote. 

 

Our advocacy will focus on these issues:

 

Check on:   http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

to confirm the names of your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live/vote.  You need this information for online registration.

 

Then, Register Online:

 

 

Schedule for the day: 

9:00 - 9:25 AM

 

Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials in Great Hall, at the Massachusetts State House

9:25 AM

Additional briefing 

Remarks with a legislator, Q and A

10:30 (Senate) and 11:15 AM (House)   Scheduled meetings with your state legislatorsa and staff at the State House
11:45 Finish appointments at the State House, either stay for Water Infrastructure Awaress Day or  return to TEC with any materials

 

Co-sponsors of Design Professionals Day at the State House:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)

 

For Our 2017 Event: 

We set up meetings for you with your legislators.  Or, if you are new to the event and want to partner with others who have done this before, we’ll pair you up with engineers and land surveyors and you’ll join them for their legislative appointments.

 

We hold advance issue briefing sessions to help you prepare to discuss the issues. 

Participate in an issue briefing session at Aldrich Center at The Engineering Center or by conference call.

 

Briefing Sessions for Design Professionals Day at the State House 
Discuss the issues & plan how to get the most from your meetings before Engineers and Land Surveyors Day  at the State House.

Join us for one of three, free, optional Issues Briefing Sessions at The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston on:


 

Lobbying in Massachusetts:
Recent changes in the lobbying laws over the past few years have the effect of sweeping some activities into the category of "lobbying" which previously may not have been considered lobbying.   As long as you are participating in Design Professionals Day as a representative of at least one of our associations, discussing the issues set for the day, you do not have to register as a lobbyist.
More on the law
 

Questions?  Contact  617/227-5551 or tecet@engineers.org

 

An important part of our Advocacy efforts is Engineers and Land Surveyors Day; the one day each year when we as a profession gather in force at the State House and present our industry's viewpoints in person to our local legislators. It is a chance for each of us to meet with your State Representative and State Senator to discuss issues pertinent to our industry, to you as an individual professional, and to you as a citizen. We coordinate this event annually to promote communications with our state legislators, arranging appointments, providing briefing sheets on key issues for ACEC/MA, BSCES and MALSCE members to utilize, and establishing teams of local residents to meet with their actual legislators.

 
The Massachusetts General Court (Legislature) website

 

 

 
 
 
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